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The Gunners are reportedly on the brink of coming to terms with Shakhtar Donetsk over the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk. Arsenal had prioritized signing the Ukanian youngster in the January transfer window and discussions have been underway between the two clubs.
Arsenal had seen Shakhtar turn down their £55m and £62m bids. The Ukrainian giants are holding our to a close to €100m (£88.8m) as the youngster's asking price.
Despite watching their opening and their second bid being turned down, Arsenal are said to have significantly made progress in their efforts to bring Mudryk to the Emirates.
Arsenal London rivals Chelsea have also been credited with interest on signing the 22-year-old, nonetheless, the Gunners are confident of securing their top target as he only wants a move to Arsenal and both the player and Arsenal are hopeful that a deal can be agreed.
According to reports by the Standard, Mikel Arteta's Arsenal are closing in on an agreement to sign the Ukanian youngster. The deal would be worth £60 million which will be paid up front. The fee could significantly rise to £75 m and £80 m due to add-ons which is the only thing left to wrap up the deal.
The Ukrainian international dropped a fresh hint after posting a photo of himself in the background wearing an Arsenal jersey with a deal most likely being finalised.
The youngster has has been outstanding this campaign having found the back of the net 10 times and setting up 8 more in 18 appearances. Mudryk joined Shakhtar in January 2021 and has racked up a total of 44 appearances scoring 12 goals and registering 17 assists.
The Gunners have maintained their leas at the peak of the Premier League table as they now sit sit five points clear off second placed Manchester City.
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